Thermal Hydraulic Analysis of Systems and Components
Our experienced Thermal Hydraulic Team performs and manages a wide range of tasks in thermo-fluid design and analysis of systems and components, including accident safety analysis, such as:
Thermal hydraulic analysis of nuclear reactor and process systems. Fluid system thermal hydraulic analysis including steady state hydraulic modeling and transient analysis of single and two-phase systems. Water hammer analysis, fluid induced pipe loads calculations, and root cause investigations.
Nuclear reactor thermal hydraulic analyses associated with postulated accidents and transients including containment and sub-compartment pressure and temperature response, system's thermo-fluid response to pipe breaks or single failures. Experience with codes such as GOTHIC, RELAP5, PIPE-FLO, and others. Fluid-structure interaction calculations, such as jet impingement, related to pipe breaks. Also, BWR hydrodynamic suppression pool loads analyses and evaluations.
Thermal system and/or component analysis. Multi-dimensional/combined mode steady-state and transient heat transfer analysis. Equipment transient thermal lag analysis. Post-incident room transient temperature calculations. Heat exchanger performance calculations. Cooling ponds, spray ponds, and cooling tower thermal design and analysis. Refrigeration system's performance analysis.
Thermo-fluid calculations for piping system erosion/corrosion programs including use of the commercial nuclear industry's CHECKMATE software code.